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Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Wreck Bay Caring for Country Rangers

The Wreck Bay Caring for Country Rangers project is an initiative designed to expand the region's current base of natural and cultural resource management operations by establishing an Indigenous ranger team to support the Jervis Bay Territory.

A common message heard throughout the development of this project is that it is imperative to seek out the advice, knowledge and direction of the Seniors and Elders of the Jervis Bay Territory, to guide the management of cultural values.

The Wreck Bay Caring for Country Rangers project will engage with and include those who hold the Wreck Bay peoples' knowledge, traditions and Lore, and transfer that knowledge to the next generations through cultural integrity and respect.

 As well as working with Parks Australia in the co-management of Booderee National Park, the rangers also undertake activities outside of the National Park such as weed and feral animal control; fire management, including cultural burning practices; cultural heritage and environmental conservation; and workforce development training.

State: 
ACT
Project Website: 
http://www.wbacc.gov.au/ranger-program/
Administration Organisation
Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council
http://www.wbacc.gov.au/
Wreck Bay Caring for Country Rangers workshop. Photo: © Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council
Wreck Bay Caring for Country Rangers workshop. Photo: © Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council